MX23RW : Tuesday, October 23 14:37:29
Oct 2, 2018 at 5.55pm UK at ​Rhein-Neckar-Arena
Attendance: 24,851
Hoffenheim
1-2
Man CityManchester City
FT(HT: 1-1)
Aguero (8'), Silva (87')
Timeline
(L. Sane) S. Aguero        8'
(Tripping) N. Otamendi        12'
(Foul) Fernandinho        36'
54'     A. Kramaric (A. Szalai)
57'     K. Demirbay (Tripping)
(N. Otamendi) J. Stones        64'
(Roughing) K. Walker        66'
(I. Gundogan) B. Silva        68'
(R. Sterling) R. Mahrez        75'
D. Silva        87'
89'     R. Hack (K. Demirbay)
(Unsportsmanlike cond) S. Aguero        90+4'

How Manchester City could line up against Hoffenheim

Ahead of Tuesday's Champions League clash between Hoffenheim and Manchester City, Sports Mole looks at how City could line up in Germany.

Manchester City head into Tuesday's Champions League encounter with Hoffenheim looking to respond to the disappointment of defeat against Lyon.

The Premier League champions began the competition as favourites to lift the trophy in June, but losing to the French outfit has left Pep Guardiola's team with plenty of work to do in Group F.

However, Guardiola will be encouraged ahead of the trip to Germany, with City having moved to the top of the domestic standings with a 2-0 victory over Brighton & Hove Albion.

Guardiola has a number of selection dilemmas with Liverpool to follow at the weekend, and here Sports Mole looks at how his side could line up against the Bundesliga outfit.



Possible MNC XI vs. HOF

Out: Kevin De Bruyne (knee), Benjamin Mendy (ankle), Claudio Bravo (Achilles), Eliaquim Mangala (knee)
Doubtful: Sergio Aguero (foot)

Guardiola must decide whether to take a risk on Sergio Aguero, with the Argentine struggling to shake off a foot problem sustained during the early part of September.

The trip to Anfield on Sunday could be enough for the Spaniard to select Gabriel Jesus in his place, and David Silva may also be handed a rest ahead of the short journey to Merseyside.

Danilo has shaken off the injury which kept him out of the opening weeks of the campaign and could start at left-back, while John Stones and Vincent Kompany may return having only been named on the bench at the weekend.

Ilkay Gundogan missed out altogether against the Seagulls, but the Germany international could partner Fernandinho in the centre of the pitch.

Leroy Sane should get the nod over Riyad Mahrez, having been rested for the final 19 minutes at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday.

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Sergio Aguero celebrates scoring during the Premier League game between Cardiff City and Manchester City on September 22, 2018
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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City97202632323
2Liverpool97201631323
3Chelsea96302071321
4Arsenal970222111121
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs9702167921
6Bournemouth95221612417
7Watford95131312116
8Everton94321512315
9Wolverhampton WanderersWolves943298115
10Manchester UnitedMan Utd94231516-114
11Leicester CityLeicester94051515012
12Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton93241013-311
13Burnley92251017-78
14West Ham UnitedWest Ham9216814-67
15Crystal Palace9216511-67
16Southampton9135614-86
17Cardiff CityCardiff9126819-115
18Fulham91261125-145
19Huddersfield TownHuddersfield9036418-143
20Newcastle UnitedNewcastle9027614-82

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